Xiaomi Redmi 3 with 5 inch HD display and full metal body certified in China

Soon after launching the Redmi Note 3, Xiaomi now seems to be getting ready with the Redmi 3, which is the next iteration of the popular affordable smartphone series.


A mysterious Xiaomi smartphone with metal unibody design was spotted at TENAA during certification. Interestingly, the handset has a build quite similar to the Redmi Note 3 but with a slightly smaller display, which indicates that this could be the upcoming affordable Redmi 3. While the design is quite similar, the absence of the fingerprint scanner on the Redmi 3 is quite prominent.

Sources reveal that the Xiaomi Redmi 3 would have a 5 inch HD display and would be powered by the octa core Snapdragon 617 processor with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. Also expected is a 13 MP primary camera and a front facing 5 MP camera. Interestingly, the device packs in the same 4000 mAh battery. We can expect the handset to be unveiled during the Chinese New Year in February 2016.